Latest Dog Posts
- Turkeys VisitWe’ve been being visited by this flock of turkeys lately. It’s a group of 10 – 12 toms. They are super fun to watch. They strut about, sometimes they fluff up and show all their feathers. They are sometimes bold and sometimes skittish. Really fun to watch. Here’s a cool interaction between a turkey and […]
- Fun Dog PicsIt’s been a tough time with dogs. We’ve rehomed El Bandito which is good for him, but a little sad for me. We are still working on getting Duke feeling better following his diagnosis of Cushing’s disease. Tilda has been misbehaving when guests come over and are leaving which is a challenging behavior. BUT – […]
- Bandit the Foster Dog Finds a Home****UPDATE**** El Bandito has found a forever home! He will be here with us until we finish his vetting (a final checkup of his kidney values) and then he’ll be going to a new home that I’m really excited for. I expect to bring him to his new home on Feb 18th. I’m really excited […]
- American Robins Feeding HatchlingsIt’s been fun watching the parent robins with their nest. It is right outside of our doorway so every time we let the dogs in or out we check on it. The robins have been keeping the squirrels outside of the feeder area which is neat. They dive bomb them and chase them away right […]
- American Robin Nest – First glimpse of the hatchlings!In mid-April there was a lot of stuff happening in our personal lives and we failed to notice that a robin family was building their nest on top of our outdoor light. By the time we noticed, it was April 25th and the nest was already finished. So, we are letting her fledge these little […]
- What’s New Around the yard? Feeder & Flower updatesSpring is an exciting time of year! Every day brings new visitors to the yard and new things are sprouting up and beginning to bloom. It’s my favorite time of year because everything feels dynamic and the world is full of possibility. So, here’s a few updates! Here’s the current setup for our Feeder Pole […]
The Toads of our Yard
- Fall Porch ToadSteve took these snaps of our porch toad. He’s getting big! We typically keep seeing the toads until the temps get below 55 all the time. They sure are fun to have around! Here’s a few more pics showing his size. I liked this close up of his face though.
- Porch Toads still outWe’ve continued to see some toads out and about! Loading up on bugs before winter.
- Rescued some Herps!We were out on a toad hunt and had to rescue a few friends from the egress. Tilda loves to put her head in a bucket of frogs, but rest assured no frogs were harmed! We’ve got an American Toad and 2 Leopard frogs I believe.
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Meet Our Pets
Female Coonhound Mix
Adopted Date: 3/29/2017
We rescued Tilda as she is affectionately known in March of 2017. She was estimated to be a year old at the time. The beginning of her life was tied to a stake in Georgia until moving from shelter to shelter. She’s now got some titles, RATI and RATN and has become a confident, well behaved companion dog.
Male Basset Hound
Adopted Date: 1/08/2019
Birth Date: 7/11/2011
We initially fostered Duke through Basset Hound Rescue of Michigan in January of 2019. After a couple of weeks though, we knew he was our forever hound. He was surrendered by his owner. He & Tilda have gotten along well and he fits right in here. He loves squeaky toys, playing fetch and catching treats.
The Fish Tank
55 Gallon Community Tank
Continuously running since 12/24/2014
Our current inhabitants (as of 4/19/2023) – 1 bristlenose pleco, 3 yoyo loaches, 1 nerite snail, 3 bosemani rainbowfish, 6 giant danios, 5 cardinal tetras, 6 neon tetras
Remembering our pets who are waiting for us at the rainbow bridge. Click their names to read all posts about them.
Our first basset hound, our weasel dog. Our first dog together, Steve’s first dog ever. Quincy was the life of this house and yard. She made us feel like a family. She made our house feel like a home. Cancer took her from us far too young. We miss her.
The cat never exactly had a name. We called her “Cat” or “Kitty”. At the vet she was known as June, that’s the month she showed up. She just appeared here one day in 2013 and I fed her a can of tuna and then she became my cat. That’s sort of how cats work. She was a dog trainer. She trained all my hounds to get along with a cat. She is missed.
Lovingly known as Mr. Chip, this goofy hound was meant to be ours. He suffered his first seizure at 6 months old. battled seizure disorder and later Cushing’s disease. He loved food, treats, and us. He knew he needed us and we needed him. He was a good boy.